Belum Temengor Rainforest Reserve
Belum-Temengor Rainforest, in the north of Peninsula Malaysia, is over 130 million years old and encompasses 300,000 hectares of pristine forest. It is home to a vast number of species of animals and plants, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world and offers one of the peninsula's best 'rainforest experiences' to visitors anywhere in Malaysia. There is a considerable amount of lake and jungle to explore, and other activities such as kayaking and fishing can also be arranged. The terrain is a mix of lake and jungle - formed in the 1960s by the construction of the Temengor Dam. This has led to the creation of a number of lake islands, on which you will find your accommodation.
Accommodation is either in the simple Belum Eco Resort, or the more comfortable and upmarket Belum Rainforest Resort. A number of activities can be arranged from your hotel - fishing, kayaking, sailing, swimming are all good options. During your stay you can make a short trek to a set of waterfalls in the company of your guide, followed by a visit to an indigenous Orang Asli village. During your walk you should hopefully spot some of Belum's famous Rafflesia flowers. Another recommended excursion involves taking a boat out to the further edges of the lake, where you will visit the Temengor hydro-electric dam, which was completed in 1972 and was responsible for flooding the Belum Temengor area, thus in the process creating the lake-based rainforest reserve. From here proceed to visit a natural salt lick used by local elephants, an area of dinosaur-age white rock outcrops, and explore the Tilapia aquaculture farms on the doorstep of Belum Eco Resort.Back to experiences in Malaysia